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A land­mark mod­ernist build­ing from the 1960s has been re­tuned by John Paw­son to be­come the new home of the De­sign Mu­seum. From its pre­vi­ous premises in Shad Thames it has now tripled in size to 10,000 square me­tres, with the new build­ing ac­com­mo­dat­ing two ma­jor tem­po­rary gallery spa­ces, a free per­ma­nent col­lec­tion dis­play, a restau­rant over­look­ing Hol­land Park, au­di­to­rium, li­brary, archive and new learn­ing fa­cil­i­ties. The orig­i­nal façade has been re­placed with a dou­ble-glazed skin, sig­nif­i­cantly im­prov­ing in­su­la­tion stan­dards and al­low­ing day­light into the in­te­rior, which has been re­mod­elled to fea­ture a se­ries of calm spa­ces or­dered around an oak-lined atrium.

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